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Champion Anthony's Allya d'Willowmere

We are proud that this photo is featured on page 22 of Lillian Barber's wonderful book about Italian Greyhounds, The Italian Greyhound, 21st Century

 

Welcome to the world of the Curio Hounds!  We are striving to produce and exhibit exceptional examples of this wonderful breed.  

Within these pages, you can see dogs that represent our breeding program, both past and present.  You will also find information on some of the problems that we've encountered over the years.  Yes, as with any breeding program, there have been problems from time to time.  There have been times we've had to regroup a bit before continuing down a slightly different path.  If you have any questions or comments about anything you see on these pages, please feel free to email us.

Jan and Steve are proud members of the Italian Greyhound Club of America.  We adhere to the IGCA Breeder's "Code of Ethics", and health screen our dogs for inherited disorders. 

We are not a kennel, nor do we have kennel facilities.  All of our dogs are our house companions.  We socialize our puppies from the first days of their lives, so that they are happy, healthy, emotionally stable individuals.

While we breed for conformation show dogs, most of our puppies are placed into "pet"  homes. While we are excited when our dogs are shown successfully by others as well as ourselves, we believe that the quality of the home is more important than whether or not it ever steps foot into a show ring. We welcome inquiries from people wanting "only a pet", whether we have puppies on the ground or planned.  We also welcome inquiries from people that are considering whether an Italian Greyhound might be a good match for them or their lifestyle.  

We seldom breed a litter of puppies, so we seldom have anything available.  We are happy to refer you to someone in your area that might have something.

When you contact us, please indicate what you are looking for in regards to the Italian Greyhound.  We are happy to provide information to those researching the breed.  If you are interested in getting an IG from us, we will send you a questionnaire/application to complete and return to us.  It is quite extensive, but is one of the first tools in determining if we might have something that would work for you.

  • We offer our males to outside bitches at very limited service.
  • We have puppies and young adults available from time to time for "pet only" homes.  All of our "pet" animals are sold spayed or neutered and microchipped.
  • All of our puppies are health checked including initial heart checks and patella exams before being placed.  All of our adults have proper health testing, including yearly CERF (Canine Eye Registry Foundation) exams, and OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) registrations.  Documentation and test results gladly provided.
  • We have older puppies and young adult show prospects available occasionally by private treaty only.  We encourage those wanting to show an Italian Greyhound to contact us, even if you've never shown a dog before.
  • We do NOT accept Paypal, Credit Cards, or have an online application or the option to purchase a dog from us by simply clicking "add to cart".
  • If you are interested in incorporating our line into yours, or are interested in a loving companion, please contact us at Curiohounds@comcast.net

DUE TO THE NEW APHIS/USDA RULINGS, WE WILL NO LONGER BE SHIPPING PUPPIES OR DOGS TO NEW HOMES.  BUYERS OR SOMEONE WITH LEGAL AUTHORITY TO CONDUCT BUSINESS FOR THE BUYER MUST MEET US FACE TO FACE.  
WE ARE SORRY FOR THIS CHANGE, BUT UNTIL AND UNLESS SOMETHING IS DONE THAT WILL EXEMPT TRUE HOBBY BREEDERS FROM THIS RULING, OUR HANDS ARE TIED.  PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT AND WRITE YOUR REPRESENTATIVES IN THE SENATE AND HOUSE TO LET THEM KNOW THAT THIS RULING NEGATIVELY IMPACTS YOU AS A POTENTIAL PURCHASER OF A WELL BRED DOG FROM HEALTH TESTED PARENTS.

 



Enjoy your visit!

Jan and Steve... and the Curio gang

Puppies on parade.........

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NOTICE!!  All material, including photos & images found on this website are protected under copyright law.  The medical information found on the pages regarding Parvo, Horner's Syndrome and Masticatory Muscle Myositis has been used with the proper credit to the authors as a part of the article.  

Unless otherwise noted, all of the information and articles found on this site were written, and are owned by, Jan Elliott-Goin. None of the information can be copied, distributed or used on another website without express written permission from the owner of this website and the original author(s) of any  written material. 

To request permission to use any of the content of this site, please contact Jan Elliott-Goin via email at curiohounds@comcast.net

Thank you for respecting our dogs and our hard work.

LAST UPDATED 8/30/2013

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